Conversation Project: Listening to Young People

May 1, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. | River Grove Elementary School

5850 McEwan Road, Lake Oswego OR 97035

What does it look like when adults really listen to young people? Cultural beliefs about young people perpetuate myths that cause harm, especially when combined with laws that control their physical and emotional autonomy and limit their ability to participate in public life. Young people experiencing marginalization for any reason—race, gender, sexuality, ability—also have the added layer of not being taken seriously because of their age. And yet the history of social justice movements in the United States is deeply connected to young people’s agency, autonomy, and power. Join facilitator Emily Squires for a conversation that asks folks to explore their own beliefs about what it means to be young and to reflect on their individual relationship to power as it relates to age.

Event Sponsors

River Grove Elementary School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team




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